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Make it easy to send e-mail over the Tor network instead of SMTP #1131

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BjarniRunar opened this issue Nov 28, 2014 · 0 comments
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Make it easy to send e-mail over the Tor network instead of SMTP #1131

BjarniRunar opened this issue Nov 28, 2014 · 0 comments

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@BjarniRunar BjarniRunar commented Nov 28, 2014

When an e-mail is sent, generally it is relayed from mail server to mail server in multiple hops. At each step, the people operating the servers have access to information about senders, recipients, IP addresses, the subject of the message and various other metadata - even if the body of the mail is PGP encrypted. In order to avoid this privacy leak, we should make it possible for Mailpile users to send each other mail directly over the Tor network. This eliminates the middle-men and may also improve the user experience, since when e-mail is delivered directly there is no longer any doubt as to whether it has been delivered or not: no more uncertainty as to whether it is stuck half-way on some intermediate mail server somewhere, perhaps wrongly blocked as spam.

See also: https://github.com/mailpile/Mailpile/wiki/SMTorP

@BjarniRunar BjarniRunar added this to the Post 1.0 Roadmap milestone Nov 28, 2014
BjarniRunar added a commit that referenced this issue May 30, 2015
Make the gravatar downloader require Tor unless configured otherwise.
Make the SMTP client proxy & Tor capable via. the connection broker.

Relates to: #1075, #1131, #721
Fixes: #724, #989, #1281
DoubleMalt added a commit to cloudfleet/Mailpile that referenced this issue Jun 9, 2015
Make the gravatar downloader require Tor unless configured otherwise.
Make the SMTP client proxy & Tor capable via. the connection broker.

Relates to: mailpile#1075, mailpile#1131, mailpile#721
Fixes: mailpile#724, mailpile#989, mailpile#1281
BjarniRunar added a commit that referenced this issue Jan 19, 2016
   * Auto-detect and configure Tor on setup
   * Move the proxy config to the public config section
   * Create a static map of hostnames to onions (maps www.mailpile.is atm)
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